Tunnel collapse miners rescued

03 Nov 2011

Three men were trapped underground after a colliery trench collapsed in South Wales, rescuers have said.

The Aberpergwm drift mine trench in Glynneath collapsed in the early hours of Thursday, and the men were trapped for up to an hour.

Mid and West Wales Fire Brigade sent crews to the scene, and two of the men were taken to hospital after being freed by a colliery mine rescue team.

A spokeswoman for the fire service said: "Three people were released, there were two casualties who were taken to hospital.

"The third person was released after receiving treatment at the scene."

Two of the men were taken to Morriston Hospital in Swansea.

Copyright Press Association 2011

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